Group show curated by Mareike Dittmer and Raphael Gygax
Group show curated by Mareike Dittmer and Raphael Gygax. Hysteria, Laughter and a Sense of Seriousness. When paintings are used for breaking rules and doubt is a means to perceive the world, humour becomes a floret in the paint box. Also: Painting as a public act of aggression. Brandishing a palett knife and showing teeth. Complex and ramified in exposure and thinking, then again (as simple as bogus) in deceitful simplicity. Sometimes drifting off into the grotesque - sketching a counter world to everything true and beautiful, a strange world of the other, beyond order and borders. With: Monika Baer, Anne-Lise Coste, Ann Craven, Nicole Eisenman, Ida Ekblad, Gabriela Fridriksdottir, Ellen Gronemeyer, Elke Krystufek, Dawn Mellor, Lucy Stein, Michelle Ussher. On show also at at Galerie Gregor Staiger (Letzigraben 136, 1st floor, Zurich). Image: Lucy Stein, My Grace is Sufficient for Thee, 2011, Oil on canvas, 160 x 180 cm.